The summer transfer market has officially started in England, which means Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel, and the new club owners will have a busy month ahead of them.
The Blues will have to move quickly to replace departed defenders, as well as fix a slew of other issues on the pitch, as well as replace any further players that leave during this window.
The first person to sign through the door is anticipated to do so soon. We don’t know when Jules Kounde will join Chelsea, but former Sky Sports reporter Graeme Bailey said on my podcast, Si & Dan Talk Chelsea, yesterday that he believes he will do so this summer.
Bailey, who currently writes for 90 minutes, spent an hour covering Chelsea transfer news ahead of the window opening today, and he claims that Kounde’s move to Chelsea is “95 percent done.”
Despite interest from other major teams, the athlete wants to join Chelsea.
Ceballos is already second in the pecking order after Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, and Casemiro, with Federico Valverde and Eduardo Camavinga vying for playing time. In addition, Real Madrid is close to completing a €100 million deal to sign Aurelien Tchouameni from AS Monaco.
Ceballos’ playing time will be cut even more short with the arrival of the Frenchman. The midfielder, on the other hand, wants to be a member of Spain’s World Cup team later this year and realizes that he must play consistently to remain in contention for the tournament in Qatar.
As a result, Ceballos has stated that he intends to return to Real Betis in the summer, as confirmed by the club’s director. However, a transfer will be tough to complete because Betis are in financial difficulties and Real Madrid are hesitant to allow the midfielder depart on the cheap.
As a result, Manuel Pellegrini’s team is seeking to shed a few players, such as Alex Moreno and William Carvalho, in the summer in order to raise finances to acquire Ceballos.